It’s safe to say, since he was drawn out as a slot winner for The Kosciuszko, Bathurst resident Terry Roberts and his wife have received quite an upgrade on their plans for Everest Day next month.
Trainer Matt Dunn is hoping Zamex can bring his successful NSW Country Cups form to the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.
In the two days between entering Eduardo to race and paying an acceptance fee for him to do so, the connections of the unbeaten galloper were starting to have second thoughts.
Darren Weir is confident Night’s Watch will be highly competitive in the Gr.3 MRC Foundation Cup (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday, a race whereby the winner gains ballot exempt status for next month’s Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).
Jason Collett has pointed to Graff’s flexibility as the ace up his sleeve in the Group 1 $1 million De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Godolphin’s England based jockey James Doyle will make a flying visit to Melbourne to ride the Charlie Appleby trained Jungle Cat in the Group 1 $500,000 Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes(1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Ballina trainer John Everson has his improving stayer Winkler primed to run a big race in Thursday’s XXXX Gold Lismore Cup (2100m), the five-year-old’s first outing since July when he went within a length of causing one of last season’s biggest upsets.
Last year’s runner up Mr Sneaky is creeping back into calculations for the 2018 Group 1 $500,000 Sir Rupert Clark Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
El Dorado Dreaming can start a spring campaign after the latest swab sample from the Group One-winning filly returned a negative result.
The unprecedented logjam into the 2018 Melbourne Cup has forced the hand of trainer James Cummings, who has sensationally announced he will bypass the Metropolitan at Randwick later this month with Avilius for a shot at a ballot-free run into Australia’s greatest race.
When it comes to Care To Think, trainer Matt Dunn already has plenty of owners to deal with and in securing a place in The Kosciuszko he’s welcoming another 460-odd to the fold for the next month.
Caulfield trainer Mick Price will send his talented filly Seabrook back to Sydney in search of another Group 1 victory in the $1m De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
The path has been opened for Chautauqua to trial in Melbourne this Friday in what shapes as a final attempt to resurrect his racing career.
Caulfield trainer Mick Price thought Tavisan was a bit hampered by the running of Saturday’s Gr.2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington, where he finished third, but was happy enough with the run heading into next month’s Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m).